Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Schools out for Summer and I need to get in control!!!

Geez well I was hoping I would have more time to blog, but the end of this school year has been crazy!      Friday is my official last day of work, and then it will be summer time.   There are so many things I want to do!!!  First off I completely missed the sign-up for half-marathon training,  not sure I want to do the half-marathon again but I need to get to running again.  I think there is still time to sign up, so maybe this weekend I will attempt to do some walking/running.     I must and I mean I absolutely must focus on losing weight and eating better.  I was doing pretty good, but this month has been so crazy that I have been totally off target.  I haven't been counting calories or anything.. bad bad bad.     I bought a new bike and I have ridden it a couple of times, but not like I want to so I hope to do more of that!!!!        Of course,  I must travel over the summer otherwise it just wouldn't be a "true summer" for me, so  I am going to go back to Spain in June, and I am going to Boston in August!!!!  I am so excited I have never been to Boston, and I hear there are so many things to see and do!! 

I think my primary goal for the summer should be to really focus on getting back on track in terms of weight loss,   I feel that I have just let things get out of control, and ever since I sprained my ankle I have become somewhat of a couch potato!!!    My cousin will be coming in from Colorado, so we have plans to exercise, and eat better!!  I can't wait until she gets here because I need someone to be on me about this!!!           No more couch potato for me,  I must and I will not lose sight of my weight loss goal!!       Of course, I do have one little problem,   my thyroid dosage may or may not be enough.  I recently added a medication and I am hoping that it doesn't interfere with my dosage.    So I am hoping that I can at least get some blood work done again before I leave to Spain.         I also hope that since it will be summer time, I will have more time to blog which I truly believe helps me, because even if no one is reading it, I still believe that if  I can post about the activities and food intake I am partaking in then I must be accountable to the blog world!  

I came across this picture on pintrest, and I think it pretty much sums up what I need to do!  Oh and I love that it's a butterfly,   being that I have no thyroid and a thyroid is in the shape of a butterfly. This just really spoke to me!  

Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Circle of Life.

Well after 12 long years, one of my dogs died yesterday.   She was a great dog, and was so good about warning us of incoming rain.     Ironically, yesterday after she died it rained so hard, that the electricity even went out.    It was as it was her final message to us,  remember me when it rains!    My parents were out of town, on their way home from one of my cousins' graudations.   I had noticed that she had stopped eating, and drinking water.   It seemed like she was wanting to go in the backyard, but I could not let her.  She was very weak, and my other dog is pregnant with puppies so  I couldn't let them be near each other.   Talk about the circle of life!  I am very sad, about my dogs passing, however I am thankful that I have two of her sons.     One of them was very close to her still, as she still treated him like her baby.    I wasn't sure how he would react knowing that his mama was gone, he seemed sad, but it also seemed that he knew it was coming.      It was a rough night for me, but luckily I had some family and friends who kept checking in on me and two of my friends encouraged me to get out of the house until my parents got her so we could put her in a box.       In the end,  though what I have realized is that I am  left with two of her sons, and her grandbabies.    The female dog that is pregnant is going to have puppies from one of her sons!        She will live on in them, and the circle of life will continue.     So on that note,  Conchita I hope you are running around and jumping around in doggie heaven!

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